ACV320 - Being Present Through Clown

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Subject Title
Being Present Through Clown

Subject Description
Not all clowning techniques are about making people laugh, but about using them to enable the actors to be open and honest to what is happening around them. Using clown techniques for camera work involves finding ways to be compelling to watch, and responsive to all moments. This course will use European Clown techniques to help students find ways to be present in each moment of their character, be they clown or otherwise. Students will continue the ?impulse? work from ACV220 and continue the progression towards the vulnerability demanded by the camera.

Credit Status
Acting, Camera and Voice Diploma.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Synthesize the basic European clown progression in studio exercises
  • Create a solo and/or duet ‘turn’ which may be repeated, yet fresh each time
  • Establish an authentic connection with the audience on a consistent basis
  • Comprehend and experience an internal ‘drop’ or ‘fall’
  • Be open, honest & vulnerable throughout assorted studio exercises

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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